Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Vartan Gregorian to Speak at

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World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Announces Rock-Star Ticket Sales
for October Bono Event

Press Release

BUSINESS WIRE
Thursday August 4, 2005

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 4, 2005–The World Affairs Council
of Philadelphia is reporting record-breaking sales for its October 21
event featuring rock icon and humanitarian Bono. General admission
tickets sold out in under seven days. Other tickets are still available
to the public by calling Upstages at 215-569-9700, or online at

Bono will speak at 6:15 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine
Auditorium to address the crises of AIDS, international debt and poverty
in Africa. Prices for the remaining tickets start at $175 and include
exclusive access to a cocktail reception with Bono. The program is made
possible by lead sponsors American Water and SAP and support from the
University of Pennsylvania’s SPEC Connaissance.

“We knew this would be an important event for Philadelphia, but the
response has already exceeded our expectations,” said World Affairs
Council Vice President and Program Director Claudia McBride. “Bono’s
upcoming speech in October and Live 8 in July are continuing
Philadelphia’s tradition as a global stage for the world’s most
influential leaders.”

Other upcoming World Affairs Council programs include: a discussion and
Q&A with Philadelphia professional sports team owners, Newsweek
International Editor Fareed Zakaria, Presidential Medal of Freedom
recipient Vartan Gregorian, breakaway union leader Andrew Stern and
former MP commander of Abu Ghraib, Janis Karpinski.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, non-profit,
non-partisan educational organization dedicated to creating a more
informed citizenry on matters of national and international significance.

Established in 1949 as a forum for discussing differing points of view,
the Council does not endorse candidates for public office or lobby for
policies. Membership is open to all who share its principles. The
Council currently serves over 120 corporate members and their CEOs, and
more than 4,000 other executives and individual members. For more
information, visit
Contact:

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Denise Bala, 215-561-4700
or
Buchanan Public Relations
Brendon Shank, 610-649-9292

General Admission Tickets Sell Out in a Week, Others Still Available

Source: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

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www.wacphila.org.

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